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Free service for the print disabled
400 newspapers and magazines PLUS
Weather, TV listings, and retail ads

Are you unable to read a newspaper? Are you missing out on current events, news, and information? NFB-NEWSLINE® provides the text of over four hundred newspapers, fifty magazines, emergency weather alerts and seven day forecasts, personalized television listings, and now retail ads.

NFB-NEWSLINE® is a free service available to anyone who is blind, visually impaired, or print-disabled. It offers over four hundred publications to choose from, including ten national newspapers like the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today, sixteen breaking news sources such as CNN, BBC, and ESPN Online, fourteen international newspapers including Financial Times and Vancouver Sun, and countless state newspapers, as well as fifty magazines like Reader’s Digest, Time, Everyday With Rachel Ray, Guideposts, PC World, Mac World, and more. For a complete list of available publications, please visit https://nfb.org/participating-newspapers.

Another feature of NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile is the localized weather alerts. Have you heard the emergency alert tone on the television but are unable to read the message scrolling on the screen? Now you can simply sign into NFB-NEWSLINE® and the text of the alert will be read to you on the spot. Any available weather alerts will be provided as soon as you sign into NFB-NEWSLINE®. NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile now uses your device’s GPS, so your weather alerts and forecasts go with you wherever you go.

NFB-NEWSLINE® also has TV Listings so you can keep track of your favorite shows, and receive the latest retail ads.

NFB-NEWSLINE®’s wide array of publications and announcements can be accessed anytime you choose, on your schedule, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and it’s always free.

To use this app, you must be a NFB-NEWSLINE® subscriber with a valid identification and security code. Eligible NFB-NEWSLINE® subscribers may install and use this app on up to five devices. To learn more about NFB-NEWSLINE® and how you can sign up, visit www.nfbnewsline.org, or call (866) 504-7300.

Don’t miss out on a single day of news!

NFB-NEWSLINE® is a service of the National Federation of the Blind. http://www.nfb.org

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

What's New

Version 2.3

This version contains several bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews



This app is good. However, I noticed a few bugs in it. Every time you try and search for something the app crashes

A great start!


I'm thrilled that Newsline is now available as a mobile app. As you'd expect, the app works great with VoiceOver, and even for those of us with some vision the interface is clean and elegant. Logging in and downloading articles is fairly simple, and so far the app doesn't seem to suffer from the bugs and crashes that often plague early app releases.

There are a few minor issues that keep me from giving the app a perfect rating. Even after reading the explanation in the Help section, I'm still confused by the difference between Favorites and Subscriptions also, when you're looking through publications, there's no way to add a favorite directly; you instead have to go into Settings. These are minor quibbles, and I'm sure the experience will be streamlined in future releases.

Keep up the empowering and groundbreaking work.

The ultimate in news content access on the go!


This app provides great access to newspapers, magazines, and other content on the go! For those with print disabilities, this app provides unparalleled access to content. Any eligible person with a print disability should sign up for the free NFB-Newsline service as use this app. Newsline staff are very open to consumer feedback for improvement.


National Federation of the Blind
2.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© National Federation of the Blind


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